Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America

Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America

by James E. Atwood


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532605444
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/09/2017
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 680,292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

James E. Jim Atwood is Pastor Emeritus of the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Arlington, Virginia, and lives with his wife, Roxana, at the Sunnyside Retirement Community of Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is the author of America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose and is a frequent speaker and resource person at educational, ecumenical, and interfaith seminars throughout the country.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 What Do You Believe About Guns? 1

2 How Did We Get Here? 9

3 Swimming in Guns 20

4 Gundamentalism 36

5 Expectations - and Unexpected Consequences 50

6 The Inanimate Gun Speaks 58

7 Straight Talk to a Young Gun Buyer at Liberty University (Or Anyone Buying a Gun for the First Time) 63

8 Life's Greatest Temptation-Feeling in Control 73

9 A Vicious Circle: The Ethos of Gun Violence 81

10 The Human and Economic Costs of Gun Violence in America 92

11 Can Guns Be Made Safer? 107

12 Where the Guns Are and How Dangerous People Get Them 114

13 The Big Red Herring and the Apocalypse: The Second Amendment 124

14 The Founding Fathers and "Unintended Consequences" 132

15 The Ridiculous State of America's Gun Laws 138

16 The Gun Empire's Plan to Arm Everybody 148

17 Policing the Inner City 156

18 Fighting Crime and Gun Violence in Urban America 167

19 Good Gun Laws Work 177

20 A Grass Roots Social Movement 188

Appendix: Helpful Websites on Gun Violence 197

Bibliography 199

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